Alliance #107 Rubber Band Tests
Posted 24 December 2015 - 01:32 AM
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:12 PM
Wal-Mart.com, registerd & paypal had 2 boxes Sterling 107s shipped to nearest Wal-Mart free shipping. $13 USD. In case there's no Staples near. Tried Office Depot & they were not available... like sold out. Must be those darn slingshot maniacs.
Posted 22 March 2016 - 10:17 PM
RH, I tie my bands and tubes to pouch in a constrictor knot with waxed string that I bought from a leather shop. This little tutorial shows how I do it. I use the same tie with flats and tubes. Dental floss should work at the pouch if you use a thick floss. I use rubber bands and sometimes TB to tie at the fork. Wrap it tight. I've enver had one slip and I don't use grooves. Also cinch the pouch tie real tight.
Warm I have. As for knowledge, I'm getting to the age where I have to look up my own posts to remember what I know.
Edited by Henry the Hermit, 06 June 2017 - 10:17 PM.
Posted 23 March 2016 - 06:58 AM
Henry, Like the photos and all the makings and gear I see on the table. The only difference
with my slingshot bench is, outside it's 30 and 6" of snow on the ground!
With TBG I gather, fold and tie so band remains flat. Pass through is inside to outside.-CD
Posted 23 March 2016 - 09:32 AM
Flat bands should be as flat as possible where they pass through the pouch to distribute the load. Some bunching is unavoidable.
It's also 30 © here, but no snow.
Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:44 PM
Hello Henry, (a fellow geezer & Capricorn)
I have been having such great fun using the 107s (thanks to your post & Charles) with the Cholita frame in 3/4" bamboo, laminated in 3 layers. I cut the bands an inch past the 6.5" recommended to make the pull a tad easier. As I mentioned previously I ordered 2 bags for $13.89 from a Wal-Mart website delivered to the store nearest me. About 60 miles. So now I have 2 pounds of Alliance 107s. As the bands wear out on my others I will probably just use them on those also. I was going to order some looped tube but the VA prosthetics department donated about 15' of red tubing. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Edited by ol'school42, 26 April 2016 - 06:45 PM.
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 01:38 PM
I always seem to come back to 107s. I am now shooting them at full length and using a floating anchor and extended draw. They are just great for naturals. They seem to have the ease and speed of tubes ... and almost the longevity.
Posted 13 September 2016 - 12:19 AM
Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:12 PM
I ordered some 107's and they are waiting for me at home...I wasn't paying attention to price when I placed my order and just checked and I payed 11.99 on amazon. Staples has them for 8.99 30% less. My local store didn't have them in stock though. Henry if you ever check back here. I tried to follow your link to make the tapered(looped) bands but its dead. Any chance it it still up somewhere?
Oh wow, yeah, I need to check the thread more often. Sorry.
Edited by Henry the Hermit, 06 June 2017 - 10:18 PM.
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